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Nancy's family
Small business
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($466 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent 30000 KES of my third transfer on expanding my house. I bought two sheep at 5000 KES and used the rest of the money on buying food.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that I managed to meet most of the needs that I didn't know I would do on my own being that we do not have a stable source of income.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In m opinion, Gd does well in educating people more about the money before sending it to the recipients which was really helpful.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($484 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my transfer on buying a cow which I will be keeping for milk. I then bought building soil and used it to repair the walls of my house that had started shedding and almost collapsing. I then spent the remaining amount on buying a sofa set since I never had seats in my house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I am now at peace because the house repairs that were worrying me I was able to take care of using the transfers I received from GD.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
When I received the fiorst transfer, I used it to dig a shallow well and buy a water pump for irrigating my vegetable garden.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt really happy the moment I received the money because I was going to meet my immediate need of acquiring a water pump which I had really longed for.
access_time over 2 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I have planned to enroll my children in school with the first transfer,I will also buy some livestock that I will keep.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I built the house I am in though it's not well built.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship is lack of money which makes providing for the family very difficult.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when am with my children telling stories.